A Rose for Melinda by Lurlene McDaniel

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Told in letters, journal entries, e-mails, doctors’ reports, and instant messages, the heartbreaking story of an aspiring ballet dancer battling leukemia.

From: Melinda Skye
To: Readers
Subject: Jesse

Hi! I can’t believe it. What a surprise from Jesse. When he got my e-mail about being accepted by the Washington School of Classical Dance’s summer program, he called to congratulate me! I loved hearing his voice. We’ve been friends forever–could it turn into something more?

From: Jesse Rose
To: Readers
Subject: Melinda

I couldn’t believe the news. Melinda is so young! How could she be sick? How did she get leukemia? She’s got to get better. She’s got to.

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About Lurlene McDaniel

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Lurlene McDaniel is the foremost author of inspirational fiction for young adults. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Published June 9, 2009 by Laurel Leaf. 208 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Without giving spoilers, I can't say whether there's a Happily Ever After for Melinda and Jesse, but their relationship is gently romantic and considerate and the end of the book is touching.

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